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Open House Held For Ranger III

Many Keweenaw residents got a rare opportunity yesterday as they attended a birthday party—for a boat. The Ranger III, which provides passenger ferry and cargo service to and from Isle Royale National Park, is celebrating 60 years of service, and held open tours showing some of the vessels features to …

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Bodies Recovered From 1997 Plane Crash

The bodies of a couple that were lost when their plane went done in the Upper Peninsula over two decades ago have now been recovered. Mark and Janet Davies of Howell were reported missing on September 14, 1997 when their Piper PA-28 airplane crashed in the Hiawatha National Forest. The …

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Group Opposed To Wind Farm Files Injunction

The Friends of the Huron Mountains have filed for an injunction concerning the company proposing the Summit Lake Wind Project in Baraga County. The injunction was filed Thursday in Baraga County Circuit Court and seeks the enforcement of local ordinances in L’Anse Township. The controversial wind farm project has been …

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More New Buses For Hancock Transit

The City of Hancock may soon have a completely updated transit fleet. The city council approved new contract with MDOT at their regular meeting Wednesday which will allow the city to get two new buses. Hancock City Manager Glenn Anderson said increases in the state’s budget for transit has made …

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Residents Complain About Jet Skis At Hancock Beach

The waterways of the Keweenaw are meant to be enjoyed by everyone but problems can arise when motorized and non-motorized recreationists find themselves in close proximity. The Hancock City Council heard complaints from a couple of residents at their regular meeting Wednesday about jet skis coming too close to kayaks …

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Permanent Swedetown Bridge To Be Installed This Fall

The permanent bridge over Swedetown Creek may be installed much sooner than originally expected. The culvert on M-203 in Hancock was completely washed out during the June flood. A temporary one-lane bridge with a traffic light was installed but the Michigan Department of Transportation said it would likely be next …

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